Change is inevitable. To struggle is an option. But what passes never fails to take its toll from someone.
The implementation is mostly over, and the month and a half from Hell is done. That's a fine word, "done". The mere utterance of it can send you into a relaxation you haven't felt in months. Of course, with that comes the wobbly tired, and mental shut down not allowed during the fight and flight of "moving forward". The organization for which I work just took a huge technological leap from the 1990s into the new century. Yay us. I did not accomplish that alone, but the support and helpful activity from within was , shall we say, limited. This was mostly on me, and a very few others. Don't mistake me. Though I work for a non-profit organization, the stakes of this implementation are high, millions of dollars kind of high. That's money spent and money saved for those we serve and those we partner with. Yeah, no pressure there. The month and a half from Hell is DONE, and the next one begins. Hoorah.
So, I'm tired. This thing has had consequence on me, my beloved, my dogs and even my cat who has taken to jumping on my keyboard for attention. I swear she's written comments, emails and maybe even a post or two while I've napped slumped over in my office chair. The beloved thinks she's a terrorist, and I'm certain Skete agrees. Damn cat.
When one needs it most, one can usually find a humorous outlet. Like most Americans who don't obsess about the news, I pretty much ignored the royal wedding. Others didn't, and thankfully not. Hat tip to the Rumproast blog, I offer you a laugh:
I didn't discover that Osama bin Laden had been killed until I pulled the rubber bands off the newspaper this morning. Since I don't obsess over TV, it came as a surprise to me. Yes, sometimes bloggers still learn things from the fish-wrap. It's really all I thought about on the way to work, and many hours after I got there. 8 years since Chimpy McWorthless told us all that the mission was accomplished, with Osama bin Laden still roaming free. 9 years since our leaders were obviously lying us into a war against a nation that had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11. Almost a decade since our great national commitment to invade Afghanistan, depose the Taliban, destroy Al Qaeda and capture or kill Osama bin Laden. Whatever I felt this morning or feel now was a long time coming. A very long time. And now it's here. Osama bin Laden is dead.
I thought a great deal, on that short/long ride to work, about what the reactions would be online. The reaction from the right was a given. Joy without acknowledgment of what it took to bring them happiness in destruction, complete avoidance that anything significant had happened, distrust that a Soschulust could have accomplished such a feat. Oh, and Go Warriors (WOLVERINES!) I expected the reaction from the left would be mixed, some subdued and celebratory, some condescending and dismissive, some questioning the morality of what had happened and some pointing in any direction away from a rather significant event. (I'd provide link examples to all of these reactions, right and left, but I'm just not that enamored of getting into arguments with fools at this point. People react in different ways. Just take that as a given.) The one thing I knew for certain would be the reaction from the tinfoil hat crowd.
Conspiracy theorists, right or left, react in pretty much the same way to contrary information. A very rare few of them will, never admitting they're wrong, change their minds and go their way. The vast majority of this remarkable minority will simply double down on the claims of conspiracy. Which leads us to Mark Tokarski.
Osama is dead, says Obama.
Osama bin Laden probably died in late 2001 in the early bombing of Afghanistan. His images over the years have varied. He’s gotten younger, worn jewelry, a changed his dominant hand. Who it is that has been manipulating his image we cannot know. I presume it is the Americans, as his face was a valuable commodity. In propaganda terms, he was the focal point for our hatred, a way to manipulate us into supporting our own terrorism.
Right. Bin Laden has been dead for a decade, and now the Kenyon in chief pulls his corpse out to manipulate us with alien brain control. I'm not going to link his BS, but then there is likely not a person reading this who doesn't know where to find it. What Mark is saying is this. Osama has been kept as a boogey man to manipulate the ideas of the public, and that knowledge was shared between the Bush administration and the Obama administration.
When Obama was elected, I thought perhaps they would “kill” Osama, indicating that there really had been regime change here. When they did not kill him, when Obama signaled to the world that there had been no change by leaving Gates at at the Pentagon, I knew that we were in for four more years.
So, Dumbya willingly shared this info for ... why? Oh yeah, to keep power in the hands of ... who again? Gates? Get real. This info would have been far better used by McCain. Let's track on back to our good friend Occam, who posited that when faced by contrary alternatives, the one most likely to be true is probably the one to choose. Osama's death would have far better served the legacy of Bush than it would the control of Obama, unless one really is committed to idea of our Illuminati overlords. Bush handed Obama the ultimate trump card (all pun intended) and Obama squandered it for no reason anyone can really see. Or, as Occam would have it, Osama bin Laden was still alive and our Commander in Chief just terminated his terrorist ass. I know which of those is more likely, and it sure ain't the former.
Still, MarkT is not without his sycophants supporters. Ladybug writes:
Why today? Because tornados messed up the sync with the 2012 2nd-term roll-out? Or is something else happening we shouldn’t see? No body, no evidence, no witnesses, but a blockbuster movie for sure.
Hmm, so true. So prescient. So full of shit.
There is no body, but there is DNA. There is no evidence, except that there are pictures which may not be released to 'her' sorry ass. There are, of course, the reports from Navy seal unit 6, but we aren't likely to be privvy to those either. But, considering that the Pakistani government cooperated, they already have been released to them. Eventually you will get your terror porn, ladybug. No witnesses? How about the well known Pakistani twitterer who tweeted the raid in real time, without any knowledge of what was actually happening? Surely a government plant. Tinfoil, dear. Wrap it about your cranium and then the chemtrails won't get you ...